This 'n' That

Thursday, July 05, 2007


From the book - James Bond: The Man and His World by Henry Chancellor, published in 2005 by John Murray 338 Euston Road, London NW1 3BH.

"M's secretary. Named after a character in The Sett, an unfinished novel by Peter Fleming. Possibly inspired by Miss Pettigrew, the real secretary of Stewart Menzies of the SIS. In the first draft of Casino Royale she was Miss Pettavel ('Petty').

Peter Fleming was the older brother of Ian Fleming. He was a highly regarded and successful travel writer in the 1930s.